67.3 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Culture Life 3 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

3 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

Other News

Rethinking Screen Time for Kids

(StatePoint) As families try to establish a new normal, balancing screen time for kids has become not only especially challenging, but more important than...

Seniors with diabetes: Important questions to ask your doctor now

(BPT) - If you're a senior with diabetes, you're not alone. The statistics are eye opening — more than 25% of Americans age 65...

Connecting in kindness during troubling times

(BPT) - The theory that the world is interconnected to such a degree that the fluttering of a butterfly’s wing in Africa could cause...

Protecting Your Financial Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak [Video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag.(BPT) - The COVID-19 outbreak has many Americans quickly trying to adjust to a new...

(StatePoint) On average, there has been an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in just over 40 years, according to the most recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet Report, and the top threat to species is human activity.

Adjusting holiday traditions to be friendlier toward the planet — as well as the people and animals who rely on a healthy environment to survive — can be a meaningful way to spread goodwill during the season. Here are three ideas for doing so:

Waste Not

Wasted food represents about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and is a main contributor to deforestation and the depletion of global water sources. Shopping for foods grown and raised sustainably can reduce the footprint of your holiday menu.

You can green your holidays further by reducing your plastic consumption. It’s projected that by 2050, the total amount of plastic waste in the oceans will weigh more than all fish, and 99 percent of seabirds will have ingested plastics. Shop with reusable tote bags and opt for gift wrap and décor made only from sustainable materials.

Give Gifts That Give Back

When you make a donation this holiday season, consider giving gifts that help protect nature, such as those found on WWF’s online gift center, For animal lovers, WWF’s wildlife-themed gifts are a good choice.  Symbolic species adoptions, are educational and fun. There are more than 100 species available, ranging from favorites like sloths, elephants, tigers, pandas and polar bears, to new offerings like the ladybug, gentoo penguin and hawksbill turtle bale. All symbolic adoption donations made through the gift catalog come with an adoption certificate, as well as a color photo and description card of the adopted species. Adoptions of $55 or more come with a soft animal plush of the adopter’s choosing.

Other gift selections include unique socks, featuring flamingoes, tigers, wolves, hedgehogs and more, t-shirts and sweatshirts, elephant slippers, animal puppets and panda bobbleheads. For more information, call 1-800-CALL-WWF or visit worldwildlife.gifts.

Fundraise

Throwing a holiday bash? Deck the halls with purpose by combining your entertaining efforts with a fundraiser dedicated to protecting the environment. For example, with WWF’s Panda Nation campaign, you can turn any special occasion into an opportunity to protect threatened species and wild places around the world, while raising awareness about important issues.

By making small changes to your favorite holiday traditions, a joyful and rewarding holiday season can go hand-in-hand with helping wildlife and nature thrive.

Photo Credit: (c) WWF-US/Keith Arnold


close






Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

Classic holiday tunes get animated

The holiday stars are gone, but still animated to tune. This holiday season, musical legends Bing Crosby, Chuck Berry, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra are returning in animated form with...

Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Carrie Underwood, "My Gift" (Capitol Nashville) Carrie Underwood takes fans to church with her first holiday album "My Gift," a set of hymns and traditional...

Pioneer Black Canadian Cowboy John Ware honored in Stockyards

John Ware and family c. 1896. Credit: The Canadian Encyclopedia/(Courtesy Glenbow Archives/NA-263-1) The Consulate General of Canada in Texas and the Fort Worth Herd have partnered to...

Top 100: Coming to the Rescue During COIVID: Preserve the Fort, Care 4 Tarrant, United Way of Tarrant County

Leah M. King, President & Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Tarrant County Mayor Betsy Price, City of Fort Worth Judge Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Commissioners...

CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to...